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ESTABLISHED A. D. 1826.
MILLEHSBURG, OHIO, THURSDAY MORNING, APJUL 5, 1S60.
NEW SERIES VOL. 22-NO. 7.
A blooming Ins of sweet sixteen
First roused mv admiration,
With looki so mild, I thought that sho
Loved me like nil creation j
Mv boyish heart nt lat found words
it tale of love to tell her,
Ami listened when she fondly sworo
Sho loved eotno other feller!
Mr second was moro lovely far
Than all the girls around her,
With mules and niggers, stock and land",
And money too confound hers
I coaxed her wl'h a cunning tnnirne,
And nought sho asked refused her.
But when she hepped me to ! 'excuse,"
I, llko a fool, "excused her."
The next had charming, poldcn curls,
Around her shoulders floating,
With lip and eye and volco so sweet,
I scarce could help from courtingj
So mild, so gentle too, was she
So little touched with evil,
Hut when I made mv motive known,
She proved a perfect d coquette!
I tried again, with like results,
The lower and tho higher
Each beauty seemed to dote on mo
Until f came to try her.
So here's if tost toono mid alt
'Hie female population;
I'll keep my pictures, books, and rings,
And milt the occupation.
THE HEROINE OF FORT HENRY.
( . ,
The gainosn Oi 1-ortllenry Doing groat-
ly reduced in numbers, am thoir "'
munition wholly exhausted 1110
mandnr called for volunteers to go
Four young men instantly sprang for
ward and, almost in tho samo bieath,
"I will go."
"Hut wo can sparo but ono of you, my
noble ladsl" says tho Oolonol, while his
features Hush, and his dark eye sparkles
with pride, at tho solf-snerificing bravery
of his young comrados. "Which shall
"Mo 1" cries one; "I ."poko first."
"No, no, John I was nhead of you."
"No yon wasn't, Abe no such thing."
"L will leave it to tho Colonel, i( lie
didn't hear my voice first of any I" cries
I was before yon, Joe; T call all hero to
witness I" exclaims tho fouith.
"Ho ! listen t Robert 1 was first, I
tell you I" cries .foe.
"No I was first I" cries John. "You
know I was Colonel I"
"Hut 1 tell you I am going for I ran
run thu fastest, and thoieforo will stand
the bct ehnnco of getting back uliovol"
"I can run as fast us the best, and I'm
much stronger than either Abe, Joe, or
Robeit," says ,Iohn,.loying his bund on
tho Colonel's aim. "Let me go do I
And besides, I've got no mother or sister
here, to mouill for me, If I fall."
"Theie !" ciies one of the others ho
talks as if ho might fall I and I'm sure I
could get back safely."
"Look at their Hushed faces, and eager,
sparkling eyos.nnd thus they wianglo for
the piivilego of being permitted to go
forth to almost ceitain death 1 for thu
chances are live bundled to one
who leaves thu foit for tho village will
never letuin alive. And li-len to thu
miirmois of approbation whieli eoine
from the surrounding eirelo of females I
A mother looks fondly on her son a sis
ter looks proudly on her brother and a
maiden's heart swells with emotions un
speakable, as she hears him who is the light
nnd lifo of her world, boldly contend lor
tho right of being allowed to go forth in
to a peril from which most men would
"Come! cornel" chides the Colonel,
at length, speaking almost sternly to the
now angiy disputants "you will ruin
all, unless some of you yield for thu!
Indians may renew hostilities at any mo
ment anil then wo aio lost iniieeu. t on
nro all brave, noble fellows; and if I
oould sparo four, you should all go; but
as it i. tlueo ot you must give wny to tho
fourth; and I pray you do so speedily;
iur inn') is piuuiDHx,
'I will never yield 1 cries one.
"Nor 1 1"
exclaims a second.
"I will go, if 1 have to scale tho walls
to get out," says n thiid.
"Colonel, I am the strongest and fleet
est, and was tho first to accept your of
fer; r.nd I demand, iheiefore, that yon
ottlo tho dispute by sending mo !"
Look 1 In the eirelo of men, women
nnd children that oro now promiscuously
cathered around these hot, eager, passion
ate youths, do vou observe one human
faco that went s a very singular expression
that peonis to bo animated by some strange
nnd powerful emotions ? It. is tho face
of a vounir and beautiful feuinle, about
whom there is a ceitain air of refinement
seen in the grace of attitude, dross, and
goncral demeanor which contiasts rath
er forcibly with many of hereonise-featur-oil,
rustic companions. But I wish you
to observe that faco particularly not
nlono for its beauty but to mark the ex
pression of noble, lofty, heroic losolvn
which is settling upon it 1 Do vou see
tho head gradually straightening back, ns
if with pride do you seo those daik,
bright eyes kindlo with tho almost fanift
icsi enthusiasm of daring self-sacrifice
do you sco tho warm blood spi ing up
ward to tho temples, and brond, whito
forehead, and finally settle in a bright toil
spot upon either soft, downy ehook, ns
the pnssion liros of a mighty soul were
nlrenily burning withindo you seo tho
thin, determined lips gradually closo over
thoso white, even teeth?
There I sho moves; and tnnik. 1 pray
you, tho proud step, as sh a miuees into
tho center of tho circle, and utilie, ll
eye' and sweeps the whole gionp m eun
ons and anxious spoctnturs with a linht
ningglnnco! Ami now her thin lips,
nsuhu speaks in ch ar, silver tones. There
is no quivering, no Ituii Im" .no-- !ti b.r
voice and eury owwi vuuu , hui.,1.
"Hold I" filio exclaims; "censo this
wrangling I ccaso this contention for tho,
privilego of being allowed to throw nwny
it life Hint cannot bo spared 1 You mo j
all brave almost too brave since yon j
so eagerly court death for the honor it
will confer on tho nnmo of him who may
in tho noblo attempt to snvo tho rest,
But not nnother heroic defender of this
must bo lost 1 Already thirty of i
tho forty-two r.o numbered this morning
nro d-oiio: and shnll wo tako rtnother from'
tho gallant twelve that remain ? No, no jn
this must not bo I Tho powder must)
bo procured from my hiothci's dwelling'
but let tho first nttompt to obtain it bo1
mado by ono who cannot uso a title. 1
will, no I" I
Thcro is an almost simultaneous burst
of, "No I no I not" from tho astonished
listeners to this heroic oll'or.
"I am resolvod I" leplies tho noble
heroine; "seek not to alter tny determin
"lint you will ho killed I" cries one.
"Then I shall die with tho consolation
of knowing that, so far, this bravo little
garrison is not weakened."
"No, no leave this ad venture to us 1"
cries one of tho last disputants; "wo can
i tin faster than yon, nnd nio thetoforo
moro likely to lie successful. Wo can
not yield this peril to n lady, tho fairest
of her sex, and see her throw her lifo
nwny wo should not bo acting like men,
nnd shnmo would over rest upon us."
"The raco is not always to tho swift,
nor tho battle to tho strong," proudly re-
plies the noble girl. "What is my lifo
compared to yours, who can skillfully, use
tho rillo against our savage foe, and nro
inu , uiu (iuiuni win nuviigu i.rw, i.iiii uiuj
r.1.,1.:rn,i i.,,..- rnr tlm mntootinn of thai
l10ipic(,s buincs who stand around yon ?!
r"Look at these little, innocent childien,
each of whoso lives is ns valuabloas mine;'
and remember, thoir whole dependeuco is
upon you 1
"hizziol Lizzio 1" now interposes one
of her two brothers who were present
"this must not ho I You must not go !
We cannot suffer it and retain the nnmo
of men. You cannot comprehend what
you ask you do not consider tho peril.
Remember, you ate just from Philadel
phia, where you hnvo lived in safety, in
ease, in cotnpaiotivo refinement mid luxu
ry; nnd you cannot surely bo awaio of
tho risk, tho danger of trusting yourself
alone with a savage, merciless foe, who
sjinies noil her sex nor ago I Consider!
there nro numbers of Indians strolling
nboutyondet village, to whom your scalp
would bo a prize of victon; consider!
evcrything.and givo over this mad folly I"
"Brother," replied tho fair girl, "you
have seen 1 it tin of mo of late, nnd you
know little of my invincible will, or you
would not attempt to thwart mo in what
T have resolved to perform. Como I
come I wo lose time. Open yon gato, be
fore it is too late, and let niu go, for go I
must; something whispers mo that tho
good God will sustain mo."
In vain they try, with reason, with ro-
montsriiiie o with representations of the
danger put in every conreivuhlo form,
with afiectionato appeals, with downiight
pleading, to induce the bravo gn I toiibou-
don her purpose; and at last, with tho
utmost lehu'tance they vielil assent to her
heroic proposition, Instantly that con
sent, is gained, she strips herself of every
! unnecessary ailiclo ol clothing, and do
I miimls that tho gate be opened to her.
I All ,mtiil I,, tin, i.iiln. Kt iin I: i in- u'ordu
0r nHiu-tj,,!, ,ii(.(iuingcnient and hope.
Now it slowly opens, and attracts, the at
tention id thu savages in tho village, who
wonder if a sully or suriendor is to follow.
Thu fair girl now fixes hor eyes steadily
upon her brother's house; the fTistanco is
sixty yards; she measures it in her mind;
sho calculates the time that will bo te
quiied to leach it; sho draws a long bieath,
and now, like n ball from u enuunii, she
bounds from thu foitiess; and siueeie,
earnest prayers, irom tho lieails ol eveiy
being she goes forth to save, ascend to
Heaven for her protection and safe re
See how she flies over tho intervening
space, with tho basilisk-eyes of many
swarthy savages fixed upon hor, who
....i ...,,,..,.,,1 , .i1(, duiiiii- of n woman.
,m, ivr st in wondor at what can bo the
mi,nnjK nfsuch a desperate net ! and how
,hu 1(mrt of 10r wit(, llie1(ll) b(,lU ,vit,
ll()m , j foiu. llH t)(,y 10iohl yard after
yard of distineo put between them and
hor 1 Will sho succeed? Will those
biutul savagen stand idle and not molest
her, who is thus, with a noble heroism
almost unpaialleled in thu nunals of his-
tnrv. tlmi'stintr IterKiitf ilitri their vnrv
hands i nltiiuf hmself Into tho nowor of
beings that aio unpropaiod to show lnr,r.
cy ? God help her I God sustain her li
How Ioiil' tho distaneo seems for a siiaeo1
that is so short I
There I she uoars tho hose: sho roaches
it; she enters it; and now they mnvo to-
ward the building; they do intend to cop-1
turn hor afterall: God holn her. nooi-trill !.
nee l tney uiaw nearer nearer; they are
almost ot the door. Why stays sho so
long? Why does she not comu lmck
while thoro is an opnoitunity ? One
minute more and it will be too late!
Thcio I thoro ! sho comes I she comes I
Sho holds somo dark object tightly in her
grasp; sho has the powder; tho foit will
be saved 1 But no 1 no I sho is lost I
she is lost 1 The Indians see her, they
now eonipieiiend her purpose; thov hound
after her with ten ilie screams mid yells;!
they raise their muskets; they liie; they
throw their tomahawks. Still she comes
on on; noArer nearer; the balls pass
hoi; they lodge in tho walls; she is still
unharmed. One moment more 1 They
gain upon her God holpher! One mo
ment more 1 Neaior nearer I And now
fee I sho bounds thiough the irate, and
; ,'H t.rtn-ht in her brother's nrins. nlmost
j fainting. But she has the keg of powder
! clasped to her bieast; she is sale; the
hehing her. And now the
wuiKiii I tugs sneer on rnecr ciwer on
i!.,,r rnr now the full and a 1 it con-
tn.in will be saved 1
No loniter any fear ill that lonelv foit
ross I nil is now hope, and animation,
S.. ii n'-nin lin In "aus renew hotili-
iio, .jie . nave little gauison is pio-
for them, and rb fast ni ihey veni
turo forth against its stout walls, no fast
they fall back in tho arms of death. The
women cut patches nnd rim bnllots; nnd
tho men load and fire, with tho utmost
rapidity, all tho day long; and ns their
rifles got heated they chnngothem for
muskets; and still keep on filing fear
die ing nothing now for shey have plenty
or amunition, and as btavo n girl to pro
fortress tcct as ever the world saw.
Tho sun goes down anil sees nearly one
hundred of their enemies slain; but not
single lifo lost within tho fort, and only
otio man slightly wounded,
And all night long the Indians prowl
about, nnd keep up nn irregular firo upon
tho fort, but do no harm
And at the break of day, after a siego
of twenty-Tour bouts, during . winch
twelve brave, noble fellows. bavo with-
stood five hundred savages, roinforomonts
arrive; tho Indians uceomo uisneartcned;
they hum tho villago and kill tho cnttle;
nnd nt last, with loud yells of disappoint
ment and lage, they raiso tho siego and
Such was tho siego of Fort ITenry, on
the present sito of Wheeling, Ya., in tho
month of Sojitember, and tho yonr 1777;'
and such the heroism of its gallant defend
ers. Immortal im tub nami: of Elizaiictii
Zane, Tin: noiili: IIkhoinb op Four Hen
IIk'b Comi: I John was boarding at
tho Girard, at which a Mr. A , a Con
necticut manufacturer also stopped whon
doing business in this city. Mr. A
was a prompt nnd successful business man
..,..,. . ,. 1.:., II ,i. v, ,!.,.., .....
n nun I. i.s I, ,111111, tii'j x.iiiimju nuj ,
nnd witlml whon hnshies,. wim nil "done
up snug" n genial, social companion,
which naturally enough accounted lor his
sometimes perambulating with something
heavy in his hat.
Tho dining room of tho Girard is of
generous capacity say one hundred per
haps more j feet deep quite a journey
from ontranco to end.
Ono day, os our narrator was comfort
ably seated at tho table preparing to do
ample justice to tho merits of r capital
dinner, who should ho see enter tho din
ing loom but Mr. A minus his hut,
but with the brick evidently still adher
ing to some portion of his upper stoiy.
No vacant seat at tho lower extremity of
tho table offered rest and refreshment to
the discouraged jtcdeitriuw, ho ho kept on
tho uneven tenor of his way, surveying
Virginia rail-feneo up the right hand side
of tho table until ho leached tho oxlremo
head, whom ho found nn empty chair tilt
ed forward, equivalent to being labeled
f reserved J tho propcity, by courtesy, of
u lawyer, whoso august presence it was
at that moment awaiting. A mado
a demonstration towurd tho vacant chair,
but was inteitoptod by a waiter, who
took thu liberty of remniking:
"This scat is recei ved for a gentleman:
A diow himself up proudly, Hung
ono withering glance of scorn at the im
pertinent waiter, nnd remarked, loud
enough for tho whnlo table to hear.
"Ily , sir, he's come!"
The guests, who had watched the whole
scene with inlenso interest exploded, while
cooly sat down to the enjoyment
iNFi.ur.xcr. or a Nnwst'Arnii. A school
teacher who has been engaged a long time
in his profession, nnd witnessed the influ
ence ol n uewspaior on the minds of a
a family of childien, writes to tho editor
of the Ogilensbmg Sentinel, ns follows:
1 have found it to bo the universal fact
without exception, those scholais, of both
sexes and of all nges, who have had ac
cess to newspapers at home, when com
puted with those who have not aio:
1. Better lemleis excelling in pionunci
ation, and consequently read moro iindur
stuudiiigly. 'J. They are better spellers, end defino
words with easoand nceuruey.
!!. They obtain a practical knowledge
of geography in almost half thu time it
renin i us ottieis, as tne newspaper lias
made them familiar with tho location of
the most iiupoitaut places, nations, their
governments and doings, on the globe,
I. Thoy are bettor grunimni tans; for,
having become so familiar with every va
liety in thu newspaper, from the common
place advertisement to the finished nnd
classical orotion of the statesman; thov
moro readily comprohond tho meaning of
tho text, and consequently analyze its con
struction with aecuracy.
How to Stoi- a QuAlinm,. If knowl
p,lS i power, so also is kindness. There
weight and inlliieneo in' kind wonls and
kind deeds. An atiu'ty man went to a
'neighbor's house to pick aqti nrel; ho was
invited to eat some peas; nml finding no
oppimition soon loft. After a while he
a nKm. ""'I K0 woman went
'! and olleiod him a piece of pie. It
.. . ...
was uimiiy done and Kindly meant; so
them was no quarrel. Tho remedy is
simple, and it is worth a thought by thoso
who may bo similarly tempted. An
angry man is for the time without reason;
pnssion rules, nml it is hotter to treat him
kindly than attempt to lenson, or even
to reply to his hard words, Tient him
kindly; and if he will not be pacified, let
him have nil the talk himself, and ho will
soon get tired and ashamed, and leave
J'011- Possess your snnl in patience; nev
er contend, never give a harsh word.
lto kind nnd fnrobearing, nnd you will
have no quarrels, for yielding pacilieth
eate. In tho hight of the canvass shs np
1 pealed to a butcher for his vole. Ho said
she might havo it if she wonhl allow bun
to kiss her. sho accented his terms. Ho
ki.Ked her. Fox got hie vote.
W Oman's Ahuoit.t.hb. Gooiginn, Du
chess of Doveiishiie, the most beautiful
and most intellectual woman of her day,
took a most active pait in the canvass for
Charles .lames Fox. In her zeal for tho
eminent oiator, she even went so far on to
i solicit in person the votes of the humblest
iieeiuen. Mie was ot the greatest service
to the big paity; her winning beautv.
i Iter rank, and the snlcndornf ol hor einiiu-
I ago. inndo her indeed nu iiristiblo sdvo-
The Highland Mother.
the love of Christ, In illustrating thu
self saciifieing notuip of "that lovo which
seekuth not her own," he narrated the
above storv of iho Highland widow whom
I he had himself known in hin boyhood.
A Highland widow loft her homo early'
ono morning, in order to reach before
evening ttio residence ot n kinsman who
had promised to assist her in paying her
rent. Sho carried on her back her only
child, a hoy two years old. The jour-,
ney was n long one. (I was following
the same wild nnd lonely path, when I
fiist heaid tho story 1 nm going to tell
you.) Tho mountain tiack, alter leaving
tho 6inall villago by tho seashore, where
widow lived, passes through n green
valley, watered by a peaeelul stream i
which flows from a neighboring hike; it
then winds along tlio maigin of tho soli-
lake, until, near its further end, it,
suddenly turns into nn extensive copse-
of oak and birch. From this it
ciuorges half way up a rugged mountain 1
side, and entering a dark glen, through
which a tot tout rushes amid masses of j
grauite, it at last conducts tho traveler,
by a zigzag ascent, to a narrow gorge
which is hemmed in upon every side by
giant precipices. Oveihead is a strip of j
bluo sky, and all below is dark and
brom this mountain pass, tho widow s
dwelling was ton miles off, and no hti-
man habitations was nearer than her own. ,
Sho had undertaken a long journey, in
deod. Hut tho rent was duo somo weeks
befoio, and tho sub-factoT had threatened
to dispossess her, as tho villago in which
sho lived, and which her family had lived
for two generations, was about to bo
swept away, in order to enlarge n sheep'
I'm in . Indeed, along tho maimn of the
quiet stream which watcied tho green
valley, and along tho shore of tho lake,
might oven thus ho traced tho ruins of
many n hamlet, whoro happy and con
tented people onco lived, but whero no
sound is heard except tho bleat of a sol
itary sheep, or tho scream of an eaglo as
ho wheels his (light among the dizzy
Tho morning gavo promiso of a lovoly
day. But, befoio noon, n sudden chango
took pl.aco in tho woather. Northward,
the sky bocamo black and lowering. Mas
ses of clouds tested upon tho hills. Sud
den gusts of wind began to whistlo among
tho rocks, and to rufilo with black squalls
tho surfaco of tho loch. Tho wind was
succeeded by rain, and tho rain by sleet,
and tho sleet by a heavy fall of snow. It
w s tho month of May, (that storm is
still remembered as the "great May
storm;") tho wildest day of winter nev
er beheld flakes of snow falling heavier
and faster, or whiiling with moro fury
through tho mountain pass, filling every
hollow and whitonin every rock. Wea
ry, and wot, and cold, the widow reached
that pass with her child. Sho knew,
that, a mile beyond it, there was a moun
tain shielding which would givo shelter;
but the moment she attempted to faco tho
storm of snoWjwhich was rushing llnoiigh
the gorgo, all hopo tailed ot proceeding
in that direction. To rotuiii homo was
equally impossible. Sho must find shel
ter. The wild cat's or fox's don would be
After wandering for somo timo among
thu huge fiagments of rock which skiit
od the basii of the oveihniijiinK tueci-
pices, shout last found a moio shelteied
(' 1. 1.,.. I ,1. !...:....
uooic. Urouclitni; beneath a proioctiiiir
rock, sho piossed her child to her trem
bling bosom. The storm continued to
lege. The snow was accumulating over
head. Hour after hour passed. It be
come bitterly cold. Evening approached
The widow's beait was sick with fear and
anxiety. Her child, bur only child, was
all sho thought of. Sho wrapped him in
hor shawl. But tho poor thing had boon
scantily clad, and the shawl was thin and
worn. The widow was poor, and her
clothing could hardly defend herself from
tho pieieing cold of such a night as this.
Hut, whatever was to become of herself,
her child must bo prcsorved. Tho snow,
in whirling eddies, diluted the recess,
which all'orded at tho best but a miserable
shelter. Tho night came on. Tho
wretched mother stripped off almost all
her own clothing, and wrapped it round
her child, whom, at last, in despair sho
put into a deepcrevico of tho rock, among
somo dried heather and fern. And now
she lesolves ot all hnzaids to bravo the
storm, and letuin homo in order to get
assistance for hor babe, or pol ish in tho
attempt. Clasping her infant to her
heart, and covering its faco with tears
and kisses, she laid him soltly down to
sleep, and uisliod into tho snowy drill.
Tho night of storm was succeeded by a
peaceful morning. The sun shono from
the clear bluo sky, and wreaths of mist
hung along tho mountain top, whilo a
thousand water fulls poured down their!
sides. uarK figures, made visible nt n
distance on tho white ground, might bo
seen with long polos examining every
hollow near tho mountain path. They
are people from the village, who nro
scinching lor the widow and her son.
Thev have reached tho pass, A cry is
beaiil by one of tho shepherds, as ho sees
a bit ot tartan cloak among tho snow.
They have found tho widow dead; her
arms stretched forth as if imploring for
assihtnnco! Before noon, they discovered
tho child by his ciics. He was safe in the
crevicoof tho rock. The story of thnt
woman's affection for her child was soon
read in language which all inideistood.
Her almost naked body revealed her love.
Many a tear was shed, many an exclama
tion exprossivo of admiration mid affec
tion was uttetud, from enthusiastic, sor
rowing Highland hearts, when ,on that
ovening tho aged pastor gathered the vil
Ingots in the deserted house ot mourning,
and by proyor and fatherly exhortation
sought t improve, for their souls' good,
on event so sorrowful.
Momthan hnlfa century passed nwny,
Tho aged and faithful pastor was long
dead, though his mummy still lingered
in many a letiied glen. His son, whoso
locks weio whito with age, was pieoehhig
kicks weio wuiio wnn nge, was pieoenuigt
to a eongiegation ot lliglilandors in ono
of our gieat cities. It was a communion
Sabbath. The subioct of diseonrs.0 was,
around linn in order to save his lilo at
the cost of hor own, did not (ill him with
love nnd gratitude too deep for words?
Yet what hearts have yoif, my hearers,
if over these memorinls of tho Savioi's
sacrifico of himself, you do not feel them
glow wi'.h deeper love, mid adoring grat
A few days nftor this, a messngo was
sent, by a dying man, icquesting to see
this clergyman. Tho request was speed
tnry ily complied with. Tho sick man seized
tho minister by tho hands nnd gazing in
wood tently on his face, said, "You do not
know, you cannot recognizo inc. But I
know you, and I know your father before
you. I have been a wanderer in many
lands. I hnvo visited every quarter of tho
globe, and fought and bled for my king
and country. I enmo to this town a few
And he asked, "If that child is now alive
what would you think of his heart if he
did not cheiish an affection for his moth-
or s memory, nml 11 the sight ot her poor
tattered cloak, which she had wrapped
weeks ago in bad health. Last Sabbath,
I entered your church, tho church of my
countrymen, where I could once moio
hear, in the langungo of my youth and of
my heart, tho Gospel preached. I heard
you tell tho story of tho widow and her
Hero tho voice of the old soldier falter
ed, his emotion almost choked his utter-
ance; but recovering himself for a mo
I incut, ho cried: "I am that son 1" and
burst into a Hood of tears. "Yes," ho
continued, "I am thatson I Nover, never
forget that mother s love. ell
might you ask what n heart should mine
hnvo been if sho had been foigotten by
mo. Though I never saw her, dear to
mo is her memory, and my only desire
now is, to lay my bones beside hers in
the old church yard among tho hills.
But, sir, what breaks my heart, and cov
ers me with shame, is this; until now 1
never saw, with the eyes of tho soul, the
lovo of my Savior in giving himself for
me, a poor, lost, hell-deserving sinnor.
1 confess it ! I confess it I" ho cried,
looking up to heaven, his eyes streaming
with te.us; nnd, pressing tho minister's
hand eloo to his breast ho added: "It
was God who madoyoutell that story.
Praiso bo to His holy natno that my dear
mother has not died in vain, anil that the
prayers which I was told sho used to of
ler for me have boon atlast answered; for
tho love of my mother has been blessed
by tho Holy Spirit injmaking inosconsl
never saw before, the love of tho Savior.
I seo it, I believe it; I have found deliv
erance in old ago, whero I found it in tny
childhood, in tho cleft of tho rock, but it
is tho-Itock of Ages !'
And, clasping his hands, ho repeated
with intenso fci vor: "Can a mother forgot
her sucking child, that sho should not
have compassion on tho son of her womb?
Yes, they may forget; yet will I not for
get Thee!" llcv. 'Carman McLcod, M. D.
Another Monster Swindle-J.
W. Allen's Land Claim."
Among the most infamous of tho many
swindling enactment of this Ilepublican
Legislature is tho ono allowing J. W.
Alum, t lie irreat inim Mini
iVlwn, the great laud slunk, to bung suit
against tho State of Ohio for tho recove-
.... . . , ,
ry ol one-tttirii ot ceitain laniis secured
through his oKoney to tho Stato of Ohio
from tho General Government. Upon
its face this appears a very innocent
iiicasuic but its real aim is to givo to
land speculator thousands of acres of tho
best lands in Noi th-Western Ohio much
of which has been cultivated for years by
tho per-ons now occupying it, and who
acquired their titlo through the money
they paid into tho Stato Treasury.
Through tho technicalities of tho law, and
under the exparte showing which will
piobnbly be mado, Allen may establish
his claim; when the present owners of the
lauds will either bo driven from tho pleas
ant homes which their monoy paid for,
and which years of toil in wilderness lifo
has mado what they are, or Mr. Allen's
claim, amounting to hundreds if thous
ands of dollars, must be paid front the
Every Democratic Legislature before
which Allen has appealed, bos indignant
ly kicked out his bogus claim; n claim
based upon an unauthorized contract
made between Mr. Allen nnd Gov. Foul;
but in this year of jubilco for Treasury
thieves, Mr. Allen's "claim'' is allowed
without resistouce from our Ilepublican
When wo havo moio leisure, wo shall
recur to tho history of this swindle, and
show it up in its full length and brodth.
It will bo found to out Ualplun Ualplun.
Warts on Horses.
A fine young lnrso had several of theo
tiouhlesoinuexcresceiices on dill'eieut pails
of his body, one of them on tho insido
of the thigh, near tho stifle joint, was so
luxuriant in growth, ond so vascular in
its character, that .ho horse could scarcely
bo moved without rubbing it, nnd causing
bleeding. This jyart was neatly as large
as a hen's egg, and on inch and a half
through at the base.
A curved needle, threaded with two
pieces of strong twine, was passed through
tho centre of tho wart, and one string tied
on one side and tho other string secured
round the remaining half. A singlo string
could not havo been put round so as
completely stop tho circulation. The other
watts being smaller at the base, weio en
close by it single string. Whero tying
cannot conveniently be resorted to, tho
romoval may be effected oithor with what
is known as butter af antimony, or al
most any other caustic substance. An old
and popula1 remedy is a pasto mado
sulphur nnd oil of vitiiolj one or two ap
plications of tho pasto soon causes tho
wai t to slough out. Ohio Fanner.
, poison. Two days ofter she died in tho
hospital of tho prison, and a post-motteni
examination revealed tho two pieces
monoy in liar stomach, which woro recov
pared , orcd and returned lo tho owner.
a i.ovpos lemaio picupocKOi sioie uvo
snveiigns from n lady in an omtUMis
On being arrested sho manngo to swallow
two. tho remainder being found on her
An Eloquent Allusion to Washington.
Hon. Mr. Cox, of Ohio, in nlato speech
opon tho subject of tho Washington .Mon
utnent, made tho following eloquent allu
sion: As my friend Sir. Cochrane wns spenk-
ing, 1 recalled to my memory tlio tact,
that nmo years ago I sailed down anoth
er stream (tho JJosphorus ; to seo tho
great capital of tho Orient, whero I visit
ed the tomb of tho great Sultan Mahom
mod, who thoro reuses nmid the mina
rets and domes of that magnificent city
of tho Turk. I well remembor that he
fore I wns permitted to go within tho
hallowed precincts of that tomb, dressed
ns it wns in the rich enshmoro shnwls of
the Enst, and built of tho pearls of tho
Orient, I was cotnpolled by tho vigilant
janizary to tmsantlal my teet belore l
could pay that homage to the Iioro of Ma
hommodanism. But I was reminded by
the scene at Washington's tomb to-day,
that in America wo do not walk around
thnt awful slninc of patriotism with un
sandled foot; nor is it guarded from pro
fano touch nnd Timo's decaying finger
by tho patriotic hero-worship of this land
(Cheers.) And when I compnro tho
Government which Wnshington ostnb-
lishcd and the civilization in which ho
lived nnd worked with thnt government
nnd civilization on tho far Bosphorus,
which the groat Sultan carved out with
his bloody scimctcr havo we not reason
to be ashamed attheignoblo manner with
which tho American treats his departed
horo, compared to tho noble tributo which
tho Moslem pays to his Departed Great?
( Applause.) I now seo before mo tho
gentleman to whoso courtesy I was in
debted, while in Constantinople, for these
facilities of observation. I torer to Mr.
Dailies, tho United States Consul at that
city. Ho will romombcr that wo passed
many regrets that the American people
wero so careless of tho tombs of their
great men ns to let them rot in tlccny,
oven when they are so fortunate as to
know tho burial snots of their heroes; while
oven tho heathen and tho Turk cared so ro-
ligiously for theirs! Loud applause.
All over tho world examples may bo
found which are lessons to us in this re
gard. Uould you go to .Naples, you will
find boyond tho Grotto of Fosillippo,
where the soft waves of that delightful
bay make their music on tho shore tho
tomb of tho great Latin poet, Virgil.
Men from every clime go thither to pay
their homage to his tomb, although two
thousand years have gone sinco his Epic
was given to tho world. His tomb is yet
tho mausoleum of Genius. It is respoct-
ed, protected and honored. Some of
you have visited tho tomb of Waltor
Scott, nt Dryburgh Abbey, and hnvo not
only admired its beauty and its reposo,
but havo admired the vigilant caro with
which it is guarded and protected.
Go to Itomel Beneath St. Peter s Ba
silica, you will find thoro tho tombs of
tho Apostles Peter nnd Paul. The oro
guarded over by priestly vigilaneo, and
around thorn burn tho over-trimmed
lamps of religious veneration. At Paris,
tho gieat Nopolcnn sleeps, honored in
death beyond all human conquerors, in
tho Hotel des Inealides, surrounded by a
hundred bouneis, emblems of his victories
and his genius!
England has hor Westminister Hall,
wherein is enshrined her royal lino, and
by a higher heritage a lino of genius, from
Chaucer. who sang tho dnwn'of English
verso, to Mocaulov, who illustrated her
history in tho undying eloquence of his
prose. Franco has her St. Dennis, tho
Inst abode of her kings, and Paiis has its
Panthoon, in whoso vaults her litorniy
demigods are immortalized!
But I pass those reminiscenses by. We
havu a tomb which I trnst, in tho future,
will bo cared for and protected; nnd as
long as woman is the watcher, her pa
tience and faith will guaid it with vestal
It is neither a trito nor an tmtruo say
ing, that if n man bears tho blado of pat
riotism, woman is thojowel in its hilt.
CApplousc.1 Sho has nnd over will make
that iowol shine, wheiever theie is a fair
oppoitnnity and an cnobling civilization.
Why has this association of American
women been foimed? For the purpose
of purchasing; preserving, reclaiming
and piotccting that spot wo havo just
left so sacred in our historic annals ami
in the nation's memory. It is because
the man who there lies buried was not tho
more hero of a novel not the more hero
of to-day not the meie soldier who
achiovod with his sword his own fortune
not your Sultan Mnhmoud or Empor
or Napoleon, who, with bloody ambition
created an Empire on tho Bosphorus oro
dynasty on tho Soino. Tho career of
thoso heroes of the battlo-fiold is as yon
der blood red moon, just risen abovo the
Potomao appluuso, compaiod with the
bright eluilgenco ot tho noonday sun,
whiih shines, with no borrowed light, as
an nuriolo around tlio memory of George
Washington applause. He can bo nil
diesscd at this day, when ho is so canon
ized in our hearts, only in the language
of that poetry which has likened linn to
tho brightest imagery which the material
uuincrse can furnish. Ho has been spo
ken as tho illustrious but lost Pleiad in
our Ameiiean constellation. Ono of our
poets has sung tho song of that lost star
as the requiem of tho departed Great and
Good; and his nnltfft words might have
been set to tho sad ditgo-liko musio which
our band hero has just played at tomb:
Writ for tho ploiious Pleiad fled!
Wall for tho ne'er reiurnlni; star.
Whose mlphty music ever led
The shmsin their high homes sf.ilr!
Urine burinl weed snd sabte plume!
Whit! lift the funend senp of woe,
Such n should o're the loved on's tumb
lu sorrow's tender accents How?
Ah! I'kiioom's WndlhiR miiistrelT No!
Stiilie! strike! with a triumphant hand
Thv harp, and Its swelling roll
Toll through the bonier of our land.
The ml(;ht, tlio brainy of that snnl,
Vho"0 (jeniii was our jrmrrilun Hpht
Through sunny ray and il.uldinj; nlgbt
A worsliilfd Pharos In the sea,
Lifting on Melt It foarlcs foam
To guide tlio vessel of tho free
Bafe through tho fur; ofthe storm!
The speaker retired amid much np
Things Wonni Knowino. I know
that my Bcdeemcr livclh, and thnt ho shall
stand nt tho latter day upon tho enrth,
ond though after my skin worms destroy
this hody, yet in mv flesh shall I see God.
(Job xxi. 23, 20.)
Wo know that nil things work to
gether for good to them that lovo Clod.
(Kom. vin. 28.)
I know in whom I havo believed nnd
nm persuaded that ho is able to keep that
which I have committed unto him against
that dny (Tim. i. 14.)
Wo know thnt if ourcnrthly houso of
this tabernacle wero dissolved, wo haven,
building of God, nn house not mado with
hands, etornnl in tho heavens. (2 Cor. vl)
Wo know that whon ho tdiall appear
wo shall bo like him; for wo shnll sco him
ns ho ia (1 John in. 2.)
How to Stop tiih Flow of Blood.
Housekeepers, mechanics nnd others, in
handling knives, tools or other sharp in
struments, very frequently receivo sovcro
cuts, nnd from which blood flows profuse
ly nnd often times endangers lifo itself.
Blood may bo mado to cease to flow as
follows: Tako fine dust of ten, and bind
it close to tho wound; at nil times acces
sible and easy to bo obtained. After tho
blood ceases to flow, laudanum may bo
advantageously applied to the wound.
Duo regard to these instructions would
savo agitation of mind nnd running for
the surgeon, who would probably, mnko
no hotter prescription if ho woro present.
Tun Legislature of California is con
sidering the subject of n Pacific Railroad
with somo earnestness. Tho plan pro
posed to tho Legislature by tho lato ltail
rond Convention, is that tho Stnto lends
its nid to tho oxtent of not moro thnn fif
teen millions, nnd that California and
Oregon devotes the swamp lands and oth
er lands that may be devoted to them to
that object. Tho Legislature of Wash
ington Territory has appointed dclogntes
to n joint Con vention'of Wnshington and
Oregon, to ho held at Virginia, in May,
to consider tho plan of a Northern Pacifio
How to Pnnsnnvi: Fence Tobts.
At a recent mooting of tho Farmer's Club,
in Hudson, N. Y.; ono of the members
exhibited a post which, previous to being
placed in the ground, had been Boaked in
a solution ot bluo vitriol ono pound of
vitriol being usod to twenty quarts of wa
ter. Tho post was pine, and when token
up was sound as whon first put down
eight yonrs since. This solution is good
for nil kind of timber exposed to tho
wonther spouts, shingles, stakos, bona
Stand Alone. Thousands of young
men havo been ruined by iclying for h
good nnmo on their honornblo parentage
or inheriting wealth or tho patronngo of
menus. I1 lattorod by these distinctions,
they havo felt ns if thoy might livo with
out effort. No mistake is moro fatal. It
usually issues in producing an inefficient
and useless character. On this nccount
it is, thnt charnctor nnd wealth rarely con
tinuo in tho snmo family moro than- two
or three generntion. '
To rnnsnttvn Gilding and Ci.kan it.
It is not possiblo to prevent flies from
stnining tho gilding without covoring it;
boforo which blow off tho light dust, nnd
pass n feather or clean brush over it, but
nover touch it with water; then with strips
of paper, or rather gnuzo, cover tho framo
of your glasses, nnd do not remove till
flies nro gone. Linen takes off tho gilding
and deadens its brightness it should,
thoreforc, never bo used for wiping it.
Dnv Fuuit How to Preskhve it.
Now is tho timo to preservo dried npplos
from becoming wormy noxt summer. Tho
eggs of theso worms, it is beliovcd, nro
deposited in tho fruit drying, nnd their
vitality can bo destroyed without injuring
tho fruit, if placed in nn ovon just long
enongh to heat as hot ns it will boar with
out scorching or cookin.g Tako hot from
tho oven, nnd pack in linen bags, and
hang it up in a dry place.
Biscuit Pudiuno. Slico four common
biscuits thin, hoil them in three gils of
now milk, with a piece of lomon-peol chop
ped as fine as possible. Break it to a,
mash; to which put thrco ounces of wnrra
cd butter, two ounces of sugar nnd four
eggs well beaten; nnd a lnrgo spoonfull of
brandy. Bako or boil.
MrGnr.KN sued a lady for breach of pro
miso nnd her fu'ends offered him two hun
dred dollnrs to settlo it. "What," cried
Green, "two hundred dollns for ru.'ned
hopos( a scattered mind, a blasted lifo and
a bleeding heart never! but make itthreo
hundred nnd it it is a bnrgnin.
An old toper chanced to drink n glass
of water, ono day, for want of something
stronger. Smacking his lips, and turning
to ono of his companions, ho remarked,
"Why, it don't tasto badly. I have no
doubt 'tis wholesomo for females and ten
der childien I"
ToA st. "Hoops nnd tho Eqnnfor-
Crinoline and tho Equinoctial line, God
bless 'ein! Iho ono encircles tho earth
and tho other tho heavens."
Tho Press Pulpit and rettico.it
the thrco ruling powers of the world. Tho
first spreads knowledge, tho second mor
nls, nnd tho Inst spreads considerably.
To Destbov Wahth. Dissolvo ns
much common washing sodn ns tho wnter
will tako up; wnsh tho wnrts with this for
n minute or two, nnd let them diy without
wiping. Keep the wntor in n bottlo nnd
repent the wnshing often nnd it will tako
nwny the largest waits.
Unbustled Indies, pure nnd undefiled
Christions, disinterested friends, common
Ipmesty, sound potatoes, first-roto butter;
nnd rich printers nie scarce.
It is said that the Tnrtars invito a man
(to drink by gently pulling his oar. A
good nany of ourpeop'o will "tako a pull"
without waiting to havo their ears pulled.
Somo ono who has been prnbol by ono
ho did not like, s nid: "I wish I could re
turn tho compliment." Yon might, nud
ho as I did," wm tho reply.